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Alright, time-out. You guys, when the bell rings go to your neutral corners and chill out
—Dylan to the twins

Highwire is the 9th episode of Season 3 of Beverly Hills, 90210.


While Andrea dreams of Yale and Steve hopes for USC, Donna finds a school, Brandon and Brenda fight about who will go out of state, and Kelly and Dylan agree college isn't for everyone.


Jason Priestley as Brandon Walsh
Shannen Doherty as Brenda Walsh
Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders
Gabrielle Carteris as Andrea Zuckerman
Luke Perry as Dylan McKay
Brian Austin Green as David Silver
Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Carol Potter as Cindy Walsh
and James Eckhouse as Jim Walsh
Recurring cast
Joe E. Tata as Nat Bussichio
Mark Kiely as Gil Meyers
Dana Barron as Nikki Witt
Denise Dowse as Yvonne Teasley
Guest starring
Jeff Doucette as Hutchins
Nicholle Tom as Sue Scanlon
Chadd Nyerges as B.J. Harrison
Mary Kate McGeehan as Miss Signorelli


So, we'll die in debt. It's the American way
—College and second mortgages
Have you ever known me to say anything I didn't mean?
—Dylan to Brenda


  • The episode's full title was "Highwire: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?"
  • Dylan hits on Kelly, although he's with Brenda
  • Dylan, Brandon and Kelly all cheer on Andrea's dream of going to Yale
  • The Minnesota twins both decide to attend California University
  • Dylan has read everything on the AP English reading list which includes:
    • Faulkner
    • Fitzgerald
    • Norman Mailer
    • Theodore Dreyser
    • the poetry of Langston Hughes
  • Dylan visits his dad in prison, who implores Dylan to take the SATs – which he does.



dylan, brandon and kelly talk at the peach pit
the oogum boogum song | BRENTON WOOD
steve meets bj harrison at the peach pit